1983 September Movies

The Big Chill (1983)

The Big Chill

  • 68%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

A seminal Thirty-Something movie in which a group of old college friends who are now all grown up and hardened by the big wide world come together for the funeral of Alex, a barely glimpsed corpse (which is played by Kevin Costner as noted in the Special Features section of the DVD), who was at one time the brightest and the best of them, and yet who never managed to achieve half as much as any of the others. The friends use the occasion to reacquaint themselves with each other and to speculate...

Deathstalker (1983)

Deathstalker

    • 80 min
    • Action

    The warrior Deathstalker is tasked by an old witch lady to obtain and unite the three powers of creation - a chalice, an amulet, and a sword - lest the evil magician Munkar get them and use them for nefarious purposes. After obtaining the sword, Deathstalker joins with other travelers going to the Big Tournament to determine the strongest warrior. The false king holds the true princess in captivity, and plots to have Deathstalker killed, and Deathstalker must fight to free the princess.

    Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

    Eddie and the Cruisers

    • 33%
    • PG
    • 95 min
    • Drama

    Michael Paré stars as Eddie Wilson of the rock band Eddie and Cruisers. The band is at the height of their career in the 1960s when front man Eddie drives his car off a bridge in an apparent suicide -- but the body was never found.

    Brainstorm (1983)

    Brainstorm

    • 63%
    • PG
    • 106 min
    • Sci-Fi

    Two brilliant research scientists have invented a device capable of recording and playing back sensory experiences only to have devastating results when one of them records their own death.

    Cross Creek (1983)

    Cross Creek

    • 64%
    • 127 min
    • Biography

    The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.

    Bade Dil Wala (1983)

    Bade Dil Wala

      • Unrated
      • 144 min
      • Drama

      Widower businessman Mr. Sinha lives a very wealthy lifestyle along with two daughters, Juhi and Reshmi. Both are of marriageable age and he wants them to get married to equally wealthy families. Juhi ends up falling in love with a middle-classed young man named Vijay Kumar Gupta much to the chagrin of Sinha, who refuses to bless the couple, compelling them to elope. Years later Vijay and Juhi become parents to a young boy, Munna, Sinha forgives them and asks them to return home. The train they...

      Beyond the Limit (1983)

      Beyond the Limit

        • R
        • 104 min
        • Drama

        Dr. Eduardo Plarr, despite the name is an Anglo working in a Latin American country. His work is a return home after several years. He begins to form and re-establish friendships and begins an affair. All of this comes together to create problems when he is asked to help revolutionaries kidnap a diplomat.

        Can She Bake A Cherry Pie? (1983)

        Can She Bake A Cherry Pie?

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Comedy

          Zee is walking up and down Manhattan streets, talking to herself and to the husband who has just left her. At a sidewalk café she runs into Eli. A very unlikely, funny and touching relationship develops between two lost souls in the big city, which is the third major character in this film. Written by Rainbow

          Escape from the Bronx (1983)

          Escape from the Bronx

            • R
            • 89 min
            • Action

            A vicious corporation tries to kill and starve the last remaining habitants of the Bronx in order to build their own high-rise developments. A lone long-haired hot-tempered warrior, Trash, is the only obstacle well, him, a psychopathic bomb-maker and his equally psychopathic pre-school son, an annoying activist help him out, by kidnapping "the President" (of the corporation), a Richard Dreyfuss look-a-like. Henry Silva plays another psychopathic, this one on the side of the...

            Frightmare (1983)

            Frightmare

              • R
              • 86 min
              • Horror

              Drama students decide to pay tribute to their favorite horror star by stealing his body from his crypt for a farewell party. They fail to realize their violation of the tomb has triggered powerful black magic, and Conrad hasn't taken his final bows yet.

              Going Berserk (1983)

              Going Berserk

                • R
                • 85 min
                • Comedy

                John Bourgignon, a drummer/chauffeur engaged to the daughter of a United States senator encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters in the days leading up to his wedding.

                L'argent (1983)

                L'argent

                  • 85 min
                  • Crime

                  An innocent turns to crime after coming into possession of a counterfeit 500 Franc note in Robert Bresson's final film.

                  My Brother's Wedding (1983)

                  My Brother's Wedding

                    • Unrated
                    • 115 min
                    • Drama

                    A man who despises his upwardly mobile lawyer brother reluctantly agrees to be best man at his wedding.

                    Nightmares (1983)

                    Nightmares

                      • R
                      • 99 min
                      • Horror

                      A collection of short stories. In one a woman who leaves her house late at night to drive to the store while a killer is loose encounters some problems. In the second an arcade whiz kid's obsession with a game leads to deadly consequences. In the third a small town priest loses his faith and decides to leave town, but in the desert is stalked by a mysterious black pick-up truck. In the final story, a family's problem with a rat is larger than they think.

                      Reassemblage (1983)

                      Reassemblage

                        • Unrated
                        • 40 min
                        • Documentary

                        Via Chris Damitio:"On the surface level, the film is about the women of Senegal and the way they live. This is, however, simply one layer on a veritable onion of a psychological experiment that Trinh is conducting on her audience. Using a diverse bag of tricks, she leads the viewer to multiple rabbit holes that are filled with self reflexive mirrors that not only examine where she is coming from and going to as a film maker, but also what we, as the audience, are seeing, thinking, and even...

                        Revenge of the Ninja (1983)

                        Revenge of the Ninja

                          • R
                          • 90 min
                          • Action

                          After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for the ultimate battle he has ever been involved in.

                          Strange Invaders (1983)

                          Strange Invaders

                            • PG
                            • 92 min
                            • Horror

                            Charlie's ex-wife disappears, and he goes to where she grew up--a rural town in the midwest--to look for her. But, surprisingly, nobody knows about her or any of her many relatives, the Newmans. He meets aliens; but when he contacts the FBI, they don't believe him. He tells his story to a tabloid; and suddenly, he is chased by the aliens.

                            Sugar Cane Alley (1983)

                            Sugar Cane Alley

                              • PG
                              • 103 min
                              • Drama

                              Martinique, in the early 1930s. Young José and his grandmother live in a small village. Nearly everyone works cutting cane and barely earning a living. The overseer can fine a worker for the smallest infraction. The way to advance is to do well in school. José studies hard and succeeds in an exam allowing him to attend school in the capital. With only a partial scholarship, the tuition is very costly. José and his grandmother move to Fort-de-France to make José's...

                              The Bastard Swordsman (1983)

                              The Bastard Swordsman

                                • Unrated
                                • 95 min
                                • Action

                                Yun Fei Yang is the viciously bullied orphan who takes on the unpleasant tasks at a formidable kung-fu school. Constantly mocked by the other students of the school, Yen counts as his only friend the daughter of the resident master. Any internal wrangling between the various members is put to one side when a swordsman from a rival clan reminds the master of the duel he must take part in once a decade. Unfortunately the defending clan chief is well aware that his rival is more powerful than...

                                The Last Fight (1983)

                                The Last Fight

                                  • 86 min
                                  • Drama

                                  Singer-turned-boxer Andy 'Kid' Clave signs a contract with a shady promoter Joaquin Vargas. But Clave turns against Vargas when the promoter's thugs kill Clave's girlfriend when he thinks about backing out of the contract. While seeking a way to get revenge against Vargas, Clave learns that he has a blood clot in his head. But nothing will deter him from getting his revenge and making a shot at the title.